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Badger, Iowa
Location of Badger, Iowa
Location of Badger, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Webster
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 522
 • Density 464.00/sq mi (179.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50516
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-04195
GNIS feature ID 0454304

Badger is a city in Webster County, Iowa, United States. The population was 522 at the 2020 census.

Geography

Badger is located at 42°36′55″N 94°08′40″W / 42.615303°N 94.144454°W / 42.615303; -94.144454 (42.615303, -94.144454).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 240 —    
1910 212 −11.7%
1920 244 +15.1%
1930 254 +4.1%
1940 251 −1.2%
1950 301 +19.9%
1960 340 +13.0%
1970 465 +36.8%
1980 653 +40.4%
1990 569 −12.9%
2000 610 +7.2%
2010 561 −8.0%
2020 522 −7.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BadgerIowaPopPlot
The population of Badger, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 561 people, 215 households, and 163 families living in the city. The population density was 514.7 inhabitants per square mile (198.7/km2). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 210.1 per square mile (81.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 215 households, of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

Badger is within the Fort Dodge Community School District. Badger residents are zoned to Cooper Elementary School. The district's sole secondary schools are Fort Dodge Middle School and Fort Dodge Senior High School.

In 2018 the district opted to assign Badger to Cooper during its elementary school boundary adjustments.

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